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Alstom Thermal Power has signed a US$123 million contract with Arabian Bemco Contracting Company and GS E&C to provide the steam tail for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant
The contract will involve the supply of two 342 MW steam-turbine generator sets and eight heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). Once completed, the plant will be expected to produce a net output of 2,175MW. The plant has been scheduled to enter commercial operation by 2015.
Alstom country president Nader Abdellatif said, "Alstom offers leading steam tail technology, which will extend the efficiency and performance of this power plant.”
This contract is Alstom's first steam tail offering for the Saudi Arabia market. The equipment will be offered in a novel integrated package, which will augment power output from the plant by an additional 4MW.
The Riyadh PP12 plant is located 100km west of the Saudi capital and is being constructed for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) who has been trying to meet increased local demand for energy.
The plant will utilise exhaust gases from the gas turbines to generate steam and run the steam turbines, maximising its fuel utilisation with a efficient combined cycle design.